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Publication Strategies and Open Science

A conversation with Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman

Published onAug 26, 2022
Publication Strategies and Open Science

Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman are both librarians at Utrecht University library who – over the past decade – have become renowned for openly sharing their knowledge on Open Science and digital scholarly communication with the wider scholarly community. You might have come across 101 Innovations in Scholarly Publishing, which is an extensive investigation into the digital tools used by researchers around the world. In this episode, Bianca and Jeroen talk with Jo about one of their most recent interactive projects, the Publication Strategy Tool, a tool that helps researchers reconsider their publication strategies by thinking about publishing goals to inform new choices in what, when, how, and where to publish.

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Bianca Kramer has been a scholarly communication/open science librarian at Utrecht University Library for 15 years, and recently moved to an independent consulting/research analyst role as Sesame Open Science, with a focus on open science, open metadata and open infrastructure.

She has investigated trends in innovations in scholarly communication across the research cycle in the project ‘Innovations in Scholarly Communication’ and has organized many interactive workshops on open science.

She has co-authored commissioned reports on a quantitative analysis of publication types in Dutch research outputs, a gap analysis of Plan S-compliant publication venues, and the diamond OA landscape, and conducted a large-scale investigation comparing coverage of metadata in open metadata sources including Crossref and OpenAlex, the latter in collaboration with the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI). She has also been involved in a recent revision of the UNL (Universities of the Netherlands) Definition Framework Open Access monitoring.

Bianca is founding member of the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) and is currently a member of the Preprint Advisory Group of Crossref, as well as the Europe PMC and Literature Services Scientific Advisory Board of EMBL-EBI. She has been on the board of FORCE11 from 2018-2020, and was a member of the EC Expert Group on the Future of Scholarly Communication and Scholarly Publishing.

Jeroen Bosman (@jeroenbosman) is scholarly communications and geoscience librarian at Utrecht University Library. He is an expert in the field of open science and open access policy, practices and tools, as well as scholarly search engines and web search. His main interests are Open Access and Open Science in all academic fields, scientometrics, visualization and innovation in scholarly communication.

He is an avid advocate for Open Access, Open Science and Scholarly Commons and for experimenting with open alternatives. He has 25+ years teaching experience in academic information skills and has led dozens of Open Science workshops, including internationally. He has a wide international network among all stakeholder groups in scholarly communication. He is co-lead of the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication project that surveys and charts developments in scholarly communication, research workflow tools and practices. He has co-authored numerous publications on open science and aspects of publication cultures. All activities are carried out in the open and resulting materials are fully open (CC-BY or CC0) and linked to his ORCID account.

The tool itself: 

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